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A Warm Hello!
On behalf of the NJCEC, we wish you and all of your families health and safety during these unprecedented times. We also would like to thank all of our healthcare and essential workers on the front-line who continue to make our world turn. During this time of uncertainty and change in which all of the best laid plans have been pushed aside and it is difficult to plan for the future, we have been assessing the ways in which we connect to you, our members, and the resources we provide for you.

The NJCEC is continually looking for ways to share important news and resources to make your lives easier. This includes taking advantage of more digital opportunities and tools. So, after a bit of a hiatus, we are happy to bring back our NJCEC newsletter!

As you will read, we are also jumping into the world of webinars. As always, our goal as an organization is to connect and strengthen the New Jersey special education community. Our new digital undertakings are just one way that we continually contribute to this goal.

We would also like to welcome all of our new members to our special community. We are so happy to have all of you here!

Thank you for being here with us. Stay Safe, Strong and Healthy!

Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any ideas and suggestions!

Dr. Julie Norflus-Good
Sign up for free NJCEC membership through 5/31 here!

CEC is opening its doors to the special education community in need of resources. Nonmembers of CEC can receive a free basic membership from now through May 31 by using the promotional code “CECED60” at checkout. This will give you access to all of CEC’s journal articles, member discounts on events, and access to CEC’s online membership community where you can ask questions and receive support from special educators, administrators and support personnel.
We Are Offering Free Webinars
We are now offering free webinars for our members! Thank you to everyone who filled out our webinar interest survey. Your responses are helping us organize sessions that are useful and relevant to you.

Our first webinar, Understanding the Impact of Student Trauma for the K-12 Classroom and Online with Dr. Bobbie Brown, will be occurring tomorrow, May 27, at 3 pm!

Click here to learn more about what webinars NJCEC is offering.

Always be sure to check out the webinars that are being offered by CEC by clicking here.

Look out for emails about upcoming webinars!
PD certificates will be distributed after each session.
Upcoming Virtual Ed Camp
Join us for our first virtual ed camp with Mike Marotta from Inclusive Technology Solutions, LLC! We will explore remote education and online teaching and learning through participant driven conversations and presentations. More information will be provided via email soon.
End of School Year Contest
With the end of the school year coming up, it is the perfect time to celebrate the hard work from the past months of school. We need your help getting creative! How are you marking the end of the school year and celebrating? Are you doing a drive by graduation? A special dinner?

Please email your ideas to with the subject line ‘End of School Year Contest’ by June 10.

Two winners will be selected to win an Amazon gift card and to be featured in our next newsletter!
NJDOE Update: NJ Granted $8 Million to
Promote Inclusive Education
Early this month, an $8 million, five and a half year allotment was granted to Montclair State University’s Center for Autism and Early Childhood Mental Health (CAECMH) and the New Jersey Coalition for Inclusive Education (NJCIE). This grant, provided through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, seeks to lower the separation of special education students in classes and schools, aiming for more inclusivity in the classrooms of New Jersey’s public schools.
In Case You Missed It: Education News
HEROES Act, Covid 19 Relief Bill, Passed by House
New Deputy Director of the Office of Special Education Chosen
Virtual Graduation, “Graduate Together,” Celebrates 2020 Graduates
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All information on this page is provided as a courtesy by NJCEC. NJCEC does not take any responsibility for the accuracy of the information. NJCEC does not endorse any webinars, events, or products provided by a 3rd party other than NJCEC nor does NJCEC guarantee the accuracy of the information provided. NJCEC does not take any liability for inappropriate comments, remarks, or images presented during events.
Newsletter Editor: Renee Cantor
Newsletter Directors: Dr. Julie Norfus-Good, Benjamin Good